Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus and although it is unclear why fibroids develop, but factors such as hormones and family history. The signs and symptoms of Uterine Fibroids include heavy bleeding between or during periods that includes blood clots, pain in the pelvis/lower back, increased urination, pain during intercourse and many more.
HOW IS UTERINE FIBROIDS DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider will perform a pelvic exam. This may show a change in the shape of the womb. Other tests included:
• Ultrasound uses sound waves to create a picture of the uterus
• MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create a picture
• Saline infusion sonogram (hysterosonography): Saline is injected into the uterus to make it easier to see the uterus using ultrasound
• Hysteroscopy uses a long, thin tube inserted through the vagina and into the uterus to examine the inside of the uterus
• Endometrial biopsy removes a small piece of the lining of the uterus to check for cancer if you have unusual bleeding
HOW IS UTERINE FIBROIDS TREATED?
The treatment procedure usually involves the surgical removal of the fibroids. Medications like NSAIDS are given to fight inflammation and also provide respite from the pain. Besides this exercising and eating healthy is highly suggested to ensure regular menstrual cycles.
DID YOU KNOW?
That Uterine Fibroids can grow back even after treatment has gone through one cycle?